AnandTech's Trident XP4 preview
AnandTech has posted an article entitled "Trident XP4 Preview - A Cheap GeForce4?
" Here's a slice:
The XP4 has long been rumored to be a tile-based rendering solution like STMicro's Kyro II and as intriguing as deferred rendering technologies are, you won't find any such technology in the XP4. Instead, the XP4 is a conventional immediate-mode renderer like the GeForce4 or Radeon 9700 but with a tile-based rasterization engine.
Of course, there are no benchmarks here. A retail release date is slipped into this technology preview, but a 6-month product development cycle sounds pretty aggressive for Trident.